One of my kind older modeller colleagues at work, who is currently downsizing, handed me a tin that “might be of interest to me”.
Unopened for years, these appear to be relics of his late 1960s figure gaming days.
The heady smell of vintage Airfix plastic was the first thing I noticed.
A few Bellona vac-formed walls and a ruined house and bridge.
Underneath these were a surprising mix of old 1960s Airfix figures, some still on their sprues. Figures, guns, horses.
Like many Airfix figures, some of them are fragile or broken. Some of them are cut up ready to be converted.
A few WW2 British paratroops and a few scrapbox items aside, this was a fantastic and kind addition to what survives of my family 1970s historical Airfix figures although I am very conscious of how fragile some of these figures now are.
The bottom of the tin has a scurf of fragile broken bits of figure and the trimmed off kepis from past conversions.
I look forward to painting some of these figures this winter.
Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN, 8th September 2017.